Young Professionals Committee

Komen Greater NYC's Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a group of rising young executives and professionals whose goal is to engage a new generation in the culture of philanthropy — inspiring them to join our mission: No one should die from breast cancer.

Since 2008, the YPC has raised $1.2 million for Susan G. Komen Greater NYC. Nearly $20,000 for the 2017 Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure alone. The YPC has invested in life-saving research, as well as provided breast health screening, treatment, education and support services to medically underserved women, men, and families here in New York.

The YPC is dedicated to finding new ways to raise monies to fund innovative grassroots breast health programs that provide services to underserved residents in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties, as well as to raise breast cancer awareness. Your donations and participation in YP events support these goals.

Each year, the Young Professionals Committee hosts two events:

  • Winter Fundraiser — More information to come soon!
  • Pink Rocks the Rock — the annual YPC summer celebration and Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure kick-off event, which has been held at the Rink Bar in Rockefeller Center since 2011.

Who we are

The YPC was founded by Sandra L. Kozlowski, who served as its chair. Executive committee members were: Steve Simmons, Jill Surdyka, Pablo Ogarrio, John E. Petzold, Dawn Reinholtz and Nicole Sebastian.

Get Involved

You can get involved in the Young Professionals Committee in one of several ways:

  • Become a member
  • Sponsor an event
  • Attend an YPC or Komen Greater NYC event
  • Make a donation

Learn more about becoming a YPC member or joining a YPC committee. Contact Dana Miele, at dmiele@komennyc.org

Founding Advisory Board

Sandra L. Kozlowski (Founder), Pablo Ogarrio, Dawn Reinholtz, and Nicole Sebastian

Executive Committee

Maneet Ahuja, (Executive Chair), Ashley Muchmore (Co-Chair), Gabby Michnoff (Secretary), Sharlene Rajkumar (Treasurer), Katie Seigel (Nominations), Stanley Yu (Development), Ashley Baldev (Communications)

General Committee

George Assoud, Kareem Bakr, Lia Barber, Eric Brinker, Jillian Carey, Caitlin Demkin, Ava Farshidi, Whitney Flesher, Chris Foley, Emily Hilts, Eliza Karp, Nicole Kelly, Cheryl Kozlowski, Allison Latham, Hali McCelland, Stephanie Melnick, Lydia Mesler, Jennifer Schanes, Rosana Silber, Taylor Tharrington, Angela Trostle, Neil Vasan, Bobby Waldele, Jennifer Zink